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20/02/20

Retweetd From OA Newbold

A fabulous resource with info worth sharing. Thanks for sharing https://t.co/DHP1ZTc80E

10/02/20

Studies show that teens spend almost 9 hours a day in front of a screen — so what's a parent to do? Come to our free screen-time event for parents on 4th March 5-6pm to find out: https://t.co/X7R3Ci9vif

07/02/20

Retweetd From Daniela Rosa

This is brilliant! How amazing is it that students get to witness the entire staff body supporting the community. https://t.co/8E9pWFbP6v

03/02/20

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

Meet Eve! She's an ex-Harris pupil who has returned to her old secondary school where she's training to teach English! You can read her blog posts here: https://t.co/dU7WUGXCYS https://t.co/ytadmEVAxu

28/01/20

Our Y10s pitching technology start-up ideas at Microsoft HQ today. Shout out to former student Marley for organizing. Students were a credit to the academy as always. https://t.co/W9532N3vij

24/01/20

Parents of Year 11 students. We have now published the GCSE exam timetable on our website. We will present students with a personalized copy very soon. This is their chance to show the world just how hard they’ve worked. Let’s get behind them and they’ll make us proud!

10/01/20

Retweetd From BBC One

We can all learn a thing or two from . 👏 https://t.co/QjShYJ4GTa

13/12/19

Retweetd From Dr. Sarah Misra

Love this poster celebrating great women created by artist Karen Hallion ❤️ https://t.co/NhvLfdySwG

13/12/19

Retweetd From Harris Fed Languages

Language Learning Update article from the ⁦⁩ autumn newsletter ⁦⁩ ⁦ https://t.co/8VfIjgJmUP

12/12/19

Students ready for a fun day at the rugby varsity match between Cambridge and Oxford. https://t.co/mteYnqxabm

10/12/19

Retweetd From Harris Primary Academy Kenley

💻Owning mobile phones and smart devices can be fun, but it’s important to use it safely & responsibly. Follow ’s tips, to make sure you set up these devices securely, keep personal information private & enjoy using in the healthiest way.📱 https://t.co/NFygiayvmm

10/12/19

Retweetd From Harris Federation

"I frequently say to staff, 'I don't want you here after half past five'". Harris Fed Executive Principal George McMillan offers his tips for time management, in a short film for https://t.co/tzZ3j6eTNq

06/12/19

Retweetd From Charley Hasted

Fantastic question time with sixth form students at today. So many capable, erudite young people which a lot of amazing opinions and ideas. I genuinely think many of you are going to be leaders of the future in whatever fields you go into. Thanks for having me!

04/12/19

Retweetd From TOM44S #TeamLH

Matas Petrauskas year 7 presenting his drawing of Presidency Palace .To Lithuania First Lady Diana Nausediene https://t.co/qFtfLT0bk3

03/12/19

Retweetd From Charley Hasted

No honestly it was my absolute pleasure to meet such a passionate, well-informed, respectful and engaged group. They were a credit to themselves and the school and I look forward to coming back sometime.

03/12/19

Thanks for coming along and giving up your time. It was a great opportunity for our students to experience the political debate.

02/12/19

Retweetd From Harris Federation

So proud of Khadija and all the Harris students interviewed for today’s Times 2 https://t.co/ft7a5Twx9C

02/12/19

Retweetd From HAGRPE

Well done to Yr 9 girls rugby team, winning 4 out of their 6 games at their tournament today 🙌🏉 https://t.co/yQw4mL2Kaw

02/12/19

Retweetd From Soarpoints

“I can´t think of a better article with which to start the week - humanity, hope, forgiveness, positivity, potential and inspiration. The world is not all bad.” The students who made it to Oxbridge against the odds https://t.co/VSHIFLtooT

23/11/19

Retweetd From Greg Abbott

Never quit Never give up Overcome any challenge https://t.co/iVuAW0SY7a

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Literacy

Literacy standards are raised at HAGR through a strong knowledge of disciplinary literacy, excellent teaching and learning, an ambitious and sequenced curriculum and specific intervention and support for the weakest learners.

We recognise that for our pupils to lead happy and successful lives succeed they must be literate. However, we acknowledge that literacy is not simply ‘ability to read and write’ but goes further. Literacy also encompasses the cultural references pupil need to read widely, the resilience needed to meet the demands of challenging texts in exams and beyond, alongside a vast vocabulary to decode texts and express themselves. Ultimately, we recognise that literacy is a broad term for the multiple skills and knowledge which pupils need to be fluent readers, writers and speakers.

We also recognise that being literate in one discipline is different to another. With this in mind, at HAGR we don’t have a ‘one size fits all’ approach to policy around literacy. Instead, each subject area receive training to design curriculum and lessons which teach the necessary literacy skills to succeed in their discipline. We firmly believe that literacy is not a stand-alone issue: it is a multi-faceted issue with many challenges; it takes excellent curriculum design; excellent teaching and learning; targeted intervention; cross-curricular effort to ensure our pupils have the tools to succeed.

Rationale

HAGR’s literacy policy has been informed by recent research led by The Education Endowment Foundation’s ‘Improving Literacy in Secondary Schools’, research endorsed by The National Literacy Trust. It is also informed by the work of Alex Quigley’s The Vocabulary Gap, Doug Lemov’s Reading Reconsidered and Daniel Willingham’s The Reading Mind

Parental information

  • Homework expectations
    • Reading Logs at HAGR
  • Reading Groups and interventions
  • Library guidelines
  • Reading at home